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Mole kingsnake

Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata

Description:

Tan/orange with reddish orange coloration. About one foot long. I believe it to be a juvenile corn snake, however I have never seen one in the field so am not 100 percent on it. Upon looking at the picture again.... C It could be a young northern copperhead?

Habitat:

Found on the side of the street. This location was close to a poplar/oak dominated forest


2 species ID suggestions

Mole Kingsnake
Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata
Mole kingsnake
Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata Snakes of Virginia

3 Comments

Kenneth Reid
Kenneth Reid 2 years ago

They are a pretty uncommon find. Subspecies of the prairie king.

MikeDrews
MikeDrews 2 years ago

I've seen and learned about a king snake in a college course, but the "mole king snake" is one I have not heard of. Is this a fairly rare find?

Kenneth Reid
Kenneth Reid 2 years ago

Kevin beat me to it!

Virginia, USA

Lat: 36.89, Long: -80.07

Spotted on Sep 18, 2012
Submitted on Sep 18, 2012

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